'''Ryan Adams''' (born '''David Ryan Adams'''; November 5, 1974) is an American singer-songwriter, musician, record producer, poet and painter. He is best known for his prolific solo career, during which he has released fifteen albums, and as a former member of alternative country
, with whom he recorded three studio albums.
In 2000, Adams left Whiskeytown and released his debut solo album, ''Heartbreaker (Ryan Adams album)|Heartbreaker
'', to critical acclaim. The album was nominated for the Shortlist Music Prize
. The following year, his profile increased with the release of the UK certified-gold ''Gold (Ryan Adams album)|Gold
'', which included the hit single, "New York, New York (Ryan Adams song)|New York, New York
". During this time, Adams worked on several unreleased albums, which were consolidated into a third solo release, ''Demolition (Ryan Adams album)|Demolition
'' (2002). Working at a prolific rate, Adams...